Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple

Today I made a healthy and simple salad using mizuna greens. Mizuna is a Japanese green and the flavor is delicious, like a peppery green similar to arugula, but milder. It’s wonderful eaten raw but you can also have it sauteed, steamed, pickled or used in soups. I added sweet pomegranate seeds and apple slices to compliment the slight bitter flavor of the mizuna.

For the dressing I made a refreshing and light lemon vinaigrette with a hint of honey. Mizuna is sold at Asian grocery stores or health food markets. If you can’t find mizuna greens, you can use arugula or mustard greens.

Whisk salad dressing until emulsified and set aside. Slice apple into thin wedges.

Release pomegranate seeds with a rolling pin. Evenly toss together with the salad dressing.

Mizuna Salad Recipe

  • 1/2 bunch mizuna, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 1 pomegranate, halved and seeds taken out (or 1/2 cup store bought seeds)
  • 1 apple, sliced into thin wedges

    Mizuna Salad Dressing Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

    For the dressing, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, honey and salt & pepper. Set aside.

    Place mizuna greens and apple slices in a large bowl. Cut pomegranate in half and hit the back side with a rolling pin (or other device) to release seeds, see photo above. Pour in dressing and toss well. Arrange salad on serving plates.

    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: 4 servings
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